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How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

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Basheer_2
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How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

I have installed the vSphere ESX 4.1
I do NOT have the vCenter/Vlcient.

how to activate the license in the HOST?
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indus
HPE Pro

Re: How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

Hi

login into the service console of the esx host and add the license key to the file mentioned below.

#vi /etc/vmware/vmware.lic

once added restart the mgmt agent
#service mgmt-vmware restart

this should work..

regards
I work for HP
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Basheer_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

Thanks Jagdisj,

How to verify it is no longer the EVALAUATION License
indus
HPE Pro
Solution

Re: How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

Hi Basheer,

below command will give the details of the installed license info

#vmware-vim-cmd /vimsvc/license --show

Thanks and Regards,
Jagadish
I work for HP
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Basheer_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to Activate License in the host using CLI without vCenter/Client

Thanks Jagdish
The above commands work.